Everybody is talking about the new iPod Nano. I mean everybody. I can’t refresh my RSS reader without stumbling across yet another review of the thing, like this one from Ars. However, not a single one of them is telling you why the new iPod Nano sucks. But I will.
The new iPod Nano sucks because the Meizu Miniplayer M6 is smaller, has a bigger screen, costs less, and has already been out for over a year. Don’t believe me? Let’s review, with a similar table to the one I put together last time. I’ll be comparing the 4GB models here, but there are also 8GB models available for each.
|Storage||4 GB||4 Gb||Tie|
|Weight||1.74 oz.||1.94 oz.||Nano (barely)|
|Formats||AAC,MP3,AIF,WAV||MP3,WMA,OGG,WAV||Miniplayer (no DRM!)|
|Touch Interface||Yes||Yes||Miniplayer (it doesn’t take up half the device)|
Overall winner: Meizu Miniplayer, by a long shot. Unless 0.2 ounces and 3.5 millimeters are worth a 17% smaller screen and paying $50 more. Oh, I guess I forgot that you get to be an Apple drone, too.
Don’t give in to the marketing hype: The new iPod Nano sucks. Buy a Meizu Miniplayer instead.